See the Icons of America for Less

by , SmarterTravel Staff - July 14, 2008 See all photo galleries
St. Louis, Missouri daytime skyline

Gateway Arch, St. Louis

Get the best views of the mighty Mississippi River and downtown St. Louis by heading up, up, up to the top of the Gateway Arch, the tallest national monument in the U.S. A ticket to the top costs $7 per adult, and trams depart skyward every 10 minutes or less. Back on the ground, there's a lot to see—the Gateway Arch Riverfront also offers the"target="_blank">Museum of Westward Expansion, a mercantile shop, a movie theater, river cruises, and more.

(Photo: St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission)

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